But where do you begin? The first thing to do, my love, is to arrange to be born in Paris… 
After that, everything follows quite naturally.

—Diana Vreeland


The following provides links to my work life—directing an international, collaborative music-making residency at the Omi International Arts Center, and serving as the shared executive director of two beloved nonprofit organizations serving independent literary publishers—plus information on recordings, a small sampling of writing and score publications (I have not included any of the many pieces I have written about literary publishing or nonprofit management), and information on my “Masterpieces of Western Music” audio-course:

I serve as Director of a unique, collaborative, international, music-making residency program in upstate NY: Music Omi International Musicians Residency

I also serve as the shared Executive Director of the country’s only technical assistance organization for independent literary publishers: Council of Literary Magazines and Presses …along with the only non-profit distributor of independently published literature in America: Small Press Distribution

I also serve on the curatorial board of the American Writers Museum and the Writers Omi International Writers Residency board of directors

Libretto for American Terror, based on the transcribed speech of the 1969 William F. Buckley/Noam Chomsky Firing Line debate on America’s involvement in Vietnam. Also appearing in PEN America Journal, Issue 10: Fear Itself

Libretto for Tim Gunn’s Podcast, a reality chamber opera, based on the transcribed speech of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn

“Yuki” (essay and facsimile score), Jun-Ha, Volume 17, Number 1

Contemporary Notation for the Shakuhachi: A Primer for Composers,” Perspectives of New Music, Volume 27, Number 2

“I Shall Kill Salman Rushdie the Blasphemer” (facsimile score), Patterns Context Time: A Symposium on Contemporary Poetics, Edited by Phillip Foss & Charles Bernstein,Tyuonyi

“Night Pond,” (facsimile score) Annals of the International Shakuhachi Society, Vol. I

“Paul Muldoon’s Bonanza,” (essay on the opera libretto) Verse, Volume 14, No. 2

A Dress Book,” (facsimile of art sketch book) jubilat, Issue 12

Overdoing It” (facsimile score and text), jubilat, Issue 16

Dinner With Proust,” (translation and essay) A Public Space, Issue 12

The Little Magazine in America, (introduction: “A Decade or So of Little Magazines: One Reader’s Perspective) University of Chicago Press, 2015

Masterpieces of Western Musicfourteen lectures with study guide, produced by Recorded Books for the Barnes and Noble “Portable Professor Series” and also available through

Masterpieces of Western Music Study Guide